Intrigue’s hosts a staff of trained aestheticians who feed famished facades hydrating facials to prevent them from crumbling under the weight of their coiffures. The facial first cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes so that faces can share the youthful exuberance of a bibbed hatchling, followed by a knot-zapping neck and shoulder massage and a gentle mask. The ultimate facial offers mugs the same mollycoddling as its younger sibling, but extends the massage to the lower legs, feet, arms, and mitten fillers. Body kneading is also combined with lavender aromatherapy to create a sweet-smelling, soothing experience akin to swimming with Swedish Fish. Lavish skin services are bolstered by Intrigue's chic cocoon of relaxation, where dusty wine-colored walls complement modish leather seating as handsomely as a top hat complements a runaway rabbit. Groupon holders looking to extend their sit in the lap of luxury can receive 25% off any hair service scheduled on the same day as their facial.
The high ceilings and white walls at Smooth Lines Salon and Spa set clients at ease as owner Michelle Taylor and her staff of trained stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists give bodies a beauty boost. As a Bumble and bumble network salon, stylists undergo advanced training in cutting and styling in New York City to keep their skills as sharp as their hair-cutting implements. The salon's collaborative environment encourages stylists to work with colorists to perfect texture and overall presentation, creating a coiffure masterwork that rivals Duchamp's iconic This is not a wig. Tea, coffee, and wine keep clients comfortable as they await beautification.
Master nail technician Aly Jimenez channels more than a decade of experience to beautify her clients' nails and treat their hands and feet to luxurious spa experiences. OPI products abound in the salon, although clients may also choose to have their nails adorned with China Glaze or CNS Shellac polish, the latter of which cures under a UV lamp and resists chipping for up to 14 days. Aly's services range from solar nails to spa mani-pedis complete with hot towels, scented scrubs, massages, and paraffin wax. As a specialist on pedicures for those with diabetes, she also proffers relief for condition-related foot pain or discomfort.
Aly practices her art far from her hometown of Havana, Cuba, which she left more than a decade ago to seek freedom and a better life for her family. As a result, she can communicate to clients in both English, Spanish, and the language of accomplishment, Elvish.
The stylists and nail artists at Only Nails and Hair boast decades of experience. In their capable hands, clients can relax during a pedicure or prep hands for a visit to the Louvre by adding nail art to digits. Despite the spa’s name, its menu also includes waxing treatments, lash extensions, and deep-tissue massage.
Dawn Morningstar—the owner of nails, inc.—has over 20 years of experience when it comes to manicures, pedicures, and other nail services. Using nail products made in the USA, she eschews drills or electric files, instead preferring to pamper fingers and toes by hand. In addition to manicures, pedicures, and gel polishes, she also offers custom-formed nails, which provide a better fit than pre-formed tips.